Social-Emotional Competence of Children for Families

Studies show that children need to learn how to interact positively with others, self-regulate or control their behavior and talk to their peers, family members or adults. By learning about, and better understanding, your child/ren’s range of feelings and how to communicate with others, children learn to effectively communicate their needs to you, when they are feeling frustrated or how your actions may make them feel.

When you observe your children’s challenging behaviors, this can create stress on families, especially when you don’t know how to respond positively to their behavior. In this section, you’ll gain new insights into your child’s behaviors and decision-making processes and can practice new skills that will help them.

Healthy Boundaries For Your Child

Healthy Boundaries For Your Child

Learn essential steps to teach your children about boundaries between themselves and others to make good choices and build strong relationships.

What to do When Your Child is the Bully

What to do When Your Child is the Bully

Learning to work with your child who bullies others is a challenging thing to do. This article gives suggestions to families, like listening with an open mind and trying not to get defensive about your child.

Help Children Navigate Feelings with Emotion Coaching

Help Children Navigate Feelings with Emotion Coaching

Help Your Children Label Emotions with Words. Learn essential steps on being an emotion coaching parent by being aware of your children’s emotion and helping them express and deal with situations appropriately.

Virtual Story Time

Virtual Story Time

Whether it is virtual story time, an online reading challenge for your children, or imagine a story with your LEGO, the Hawaii State Public

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